Research Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
College of Liberal Arts
Director of Research on Vulnerable Families
The Carsey Institute
- Examining how the timing, duration and depth of childhood poverty influence the transition to adulthood and later life family, health, educational, and employment outcomes.
- Analyzing the factors that promote and inhibit resilience across behavioral, psychological, and educational domains for children experiencing childhood maltreatment.
- Researching couples' labor force strategies during recessions and the role of wives’ earnings in families.
- Considering the nexus of experiences very vulnerable families face, and what factors promote stability in their lives.